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Looking Toward Sunday, May 26, 2019

We’re going to read an entire book of the Bible during worship on Sunday! And I’m still going to preach and do all the regular stuff 🙂 But don’t fret, the book of Philemon, a letter written by Paul, is only one chapter, from start to finish. It’s the appeal from Paul written to Philemon, for the freedom of a slave, Onesimus, who has become Paul’s trusted companion, while in prison.

I love this letter. Paul is wiley – rolling out the flattery, appealing to Philemon (his peer) with a little sweet talk, some guilt, and a veiled promise to keep his eye on him. Why does it take such a letter to convince Philemon to do the right thing, for goodness sake?

Join us as we explore the question of why we do or don’t do good? And how does scripture impact the good . . . and the not so good . . . and, frankly, the bad that we do?

  • Scripture: Philemon
  • Sermon: “For Goodness Sake: Philemon”

It’s supposed to be a scorcher this weekend, come cool off in the sanctuary of our church community, as we learn and praise together.

See you in the pews,